DIY: Le petite guirlande

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Now this wretched non-existent summer, the blog will be filled with explosive DIY projects, I haven’t bought any summer clothing thanks to the rain.  I adore the idea of wearing a wild garden party on my head but seems unlikely for my flat-child-size head, it simply will not hold or balance it well, shame.  This blogger, me, I was eager to jump on the bandwagon and follow suit, I’ve made a subtler piece sewn by hand; a headpiece and belt tie in two.

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You will need:  x2 or x3 rolls of organza ribbons, a bag of small satin roses, matching coloured thread, sewing needle and a pair of small sharp scissors.

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I used a 2 way braid, intertwining with 2 long (uncut from the rolls) of organza ribbons to create a band/belt tie, the braid has the same technique as casting off in knitting.  I would advise to use the standard 3 way braid which would make the braiding job easier than my Chinese knotting technique.

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Depending the length that suits you, the circumference of your head (braid wrapped twice) and belt tie, 50cm-60cm seems suitable.  Here comes the sweatshop part, sew individual satin rose onto the braid from beginning to end, if you were to use adhesive I will have to slap you.  Tiny glass beads were also sewn in to give the dew drops effect….hardcore.

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Oooo la la, oooo la la.  You can also check out my first DIY garland headpiece featured on Shini’s Sun & Summer post, I believe she hasn’t given it back to me….yet.

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My outfit: Breton top – UNIQLO, Mesh dress – c/o NAVY LONDON, knitted cardigan – ZARA, bag – MIU MIU, Watch – CASIO @ ASOS.COM, DIY pink sheer socks – TOPSHOP, grey polka dot socks – TABIO, floral print cut out brogues – DR.MARTENS.  Thanks SHINI for the outdoor snaps.


  1. You are a goddess to this kind. It;s so adorable and you can just wear it in whatever style you would like to do. I wish I have that talent too!

  2. Gah I really love that photo of your scrapbook inspiration. I just keep staring at it.

    When I was sprinkling roses around my red velvet cupcakes I thought of you and your recent blog posts. :P Oh I don’t eat the big roses but the petals are ok. I’m still alive…

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